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was there. u.s. troops responded to an attack by the taliban gunmen >> reporter: the marine outpost was attacked moments ago, now those responsible are being searched for. dozens of men are in the marine compound. it is not a taliban gathering, but only a funeral for a local farmer. but as marines approach another group of mud farmhouses, they come under fire. >> right now, we're taking effective fire from the southeast. >> reporter: lieutenant mock spreads out his men, several marines dive into a rooftop. from here, they can see silhouettes of men hiding and shooting. >> he is popping out the right-hand side of the wall. >> yeah, that is where i spotted him. >> reporter: it is not clear if this is the same taliban that attacked the base. >> they think there are about 20 or 30 hiding, yards from here. some with rpgs, some with assault rifles, they called in air support, right now they're trying to flush them out, drive them into the open. >> what side of the compound? the navy corpmen and a few afghan soldiers advance closer to the taliban. but as soon as he goes in the house, an ex
. >>> overseas, the taliban released a video it claims shows taliban fighters preparing for an attack. two american marines died in the fight to repel the attackers. bob orr has our report. >> reporter: the seven-minute video released by the taliban purports to show the final stages of planning for the brazen attack. insurgents wearing what appear to be u.s. military uniforms are shown cutting through a chain link fence, a tactic used in the assault. another scene shows enemy fighters in an operational planning session. one of the commanders uses a whiteboard and crude sketches to describe the location of aircraft and fortification on the british run air base. in great detail, the leader describes how the attackers will split into three teams, each with specific target assignments. and the tape contains messages, last wills of some of the fighters who clearly didn't expect to survive the assault. this man, speaking in english, accuses the united states of attacking islam. >> you came to afghanistan to commit cruelty on muslims. in the name of terrorism. it is not terrorism. we are not terr
, killing us. that is not -- and the surge was supposed to crush the taliban. the commander on the ground reports says the taliban is back. he talked about al-qaeda. >> bill: the taliban really we want away. let's look at afghanistan and iran in particular and then libya at the end of the discussion. in afghanistan, you have a lot of friendly so-called friendly, but it's really taliban fanatics infiltrating because as one of the soldiers told me last week, you can buy afghan army uniforms at any marketplace in afghanistan. they're around. so if you want to dress up like an afghany soldier and you're a taliban or al-qaeda terrorist, you can do that and walk in and blow yourself up or shoot them dead. i don't know any army that could stop that, colonel peters. i mean, you know, i don't know if it's a failure of our policy in afghanistan rather than a good tactic by the taliban fanatics. >> well, it's both. the taliban have wisely used all the poor man's nukes, as it were, ied's, suicide bombers, and these green on blue assassinations. you know, you played a clip in the intro, bill n which o
. >> pelley: governor romney will be campaigning in ohio tomorrow. in afghanistan the taliban are turning a deadly attack on a joint u.s. british base into a propaganda victory. bob orr tells us about a new video that surfaced today. >> reporter: the seven-minute video released by the taliban purports to show the final agages of planning for the brazen attack on camp bastion. insurgents, wearing what appear to be u.s. military uniforms, are shown cutting through a chain link fence, a tactic used in the assault. another scene shows enemy fighters in an operational planning session. one of the commanders uses a white board and crude sketches at describe the location of aircraft and fortifications on the british-run air base. re great detail, the leader lscribes how the attackers will split into three teams, each with specific target assignments. and the tape contains messages, lasts will of some of the fighters who clearly didn't expect to survive the assault. this man, speaking in english, accuses the united states of attacking islam. >> reporter: the september 14 nighttime raid was the mo
is considerably better off by not having the taliban in afghanistan, not having saddam hussein in iraq. the countries have been given an opportunity to have a freer political system, a freer economic system. they've fashioned their own constitutions. they are going to have to -- those countries are going to have to plan their future and figure out their future and make their future. we can't build nations for other countries, the united states. but we can be helpful. if we do it in a wise way, we can set them on a path that will be better for their people and better for the region and better for the united states. that does not mean we have to stay there forever, in my view. >> greta: this administration -- i was in afghanistan, and secretary of state hillary clinton told a group of women that the united states would not leave and let the taliban come and continue to do the things to the women that they're going to do, that they did historically. looks like the taliban is coming in full force. >> i don't know that. >> greta: you don't think they're coming in at full force, the taliban?
administration has set a date for withdrawal extra. >> why should the taliban take risks when they know we are leaving? it's more for the afghan army personnel who want to show their loyalty to taliban. >> reporter: there is fear among the afghan army that the taliban will seek retribution against anybody who has cooperated with the americans. bill: we are hearing president obama will move quickly to announce a new treasury secretary if reelected in november. the "wall street journal" says whoever that is will play a big role in congress over nearing the fiscal cliff. without a deal many economists predict another recession. stuart, good morning. what's the significance of this? >> reporter: the president says we are headed in the right direction. the evidence suggests we are headed in the wrong direction. the word recession is more commonly used. the evidence is this. we know the economy is slowing dramatically. we know income is down. and we know that buying power is down. that's over the last 3 1/2 years and bringing us up to the current state. if we have a second term and the president
. exhibit "a," this taliban commander revealing the partnership with a bold and powerful new al-qaeda. their target? america. >> these are taliban attacks. this is part of our new military strategy. we have our people in the afghan police, and the army. >> what skills do the al-qaeda tighters bring? >> they are masters of everything. for example, making i.e.d. something we don't know how to do. but they are teaching us. they are also master engineers and good with all weapons. >> eric: today a car bomb killed three more americans bringing the casualty count to 2,002. listen to president obama in las vegas just yesterday. >> al-qaeda is on the path to defeat and usama bin laden is dead. [ applause ] >> eric: are you sure? listen to this. >> kind of has come back. al-qaeda a resilient organization. >> the reason for the american intervention in afghanistan was terrorism. >> terrorism has not gone away. it has increased. >> you have to ask yourself, does president obama get it? does he bother talking to his generals like that one right there? his intel people? or is he too busy cam
this disturbing picture. it shows marines who are urinating on dead taliban fighters. staff sergeant joseph cham blin and staff sergeant edward daptola have been charged. there were three other marines who were also disciplined in this case. >>> and we are learning some really surprising new details and very specific new details about a deadly attack on camp bastion in afghanistan. it happened 11 days ago. may have seemed like a headline to you but when you hear the details, you will be surprised. the insurgents who attacks were wearing cross trainers as they snuck into the american encampment. two americans were killed in this attack, and our cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr was able to get more of these details of the assault straight from the marines who themselves were under attack. >> we see flaming aircrafts, we see the enemy shooting at us. we're seeking cover. we're hearing small arms fire, ak-47s, pkms, and then at some point soon thereafter see another rpg shot towards us and towards our building. >> reporter: for the first time on television, u.s. marines tell cnn just how bad
jihadists. >> more carnage in afghanistan. the taliban take responsibility for a suicide attack that killed 14 today including three americans. we are deployed in the hot spots today with lester holt live in afghanistan and ann curry on the syrian border. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington, days away from thes first presidential debate in denver where mitt romney and barack obama will be trying to reach a shrinking pool of undecided voters. joining me for our daily fix, chris cizilla. the challenges for both. everyone trying to lower expectations but the fact is, that both of these -- both of these debaters are experienced, they both had primary debates but there is a challenge first for mitt romney, he's never gone head-to-head against barack obama and for the president, he has not debated in a while. he didn't have any -- of course didn't have any primary challenges this year. >> right. andrea, i always think it's hilarious, last night in las vegas barack obama said i'm an okay debater. it's like when lou holtz was the coach of notre dame and playing east/west texas stat
. nbc's richard engel joins me from kabul with the latest. i understand the taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack? >> the taliban says it was responsible for this. a suicide bomber walked up to an american patrol. it was americans who were walking joint patrol with afghan police as actually this american and afghan patrol was preparing to get back in nar vehicles. the taliban suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest and killed three americans and four members of the afghan patrol. the taliban is trying to make a comeback. the surge in this country is over. the 30,000-plus troops that were added to afghanistan are now out of the country. and the taliban wants to fight. they are trying to change the narrative here. they want to say that after 11 years they remain undefeated. that the resistance in afghanistan is yet again defeating a superpower. it seems the opposition in this country, the taliban and other militant groups, will continue to fight and want the last americans to leave here under fire. >> richard engel in kabul for us. thank you very much. >>> also maki
in 2011. it accomplished the primary objectives of reversing the taliban's momentum on the battlefield and dramatically increased the size and capability of the afghan national security forces. to fully understand the impact of the surge, i think it is a good thing to remind ourselves where things stood in mid-2009. at that time, the momentum was clearly on the side of the taliban. the insurgency was steadily retaking key parts of afghanistan. any time that the -- that our forces would clear an area and then leave, it was immediately taken back by the taliban. there were no areas that were transitioned, mainly because the afghan national security forces were not capable to provide security on their own or counter the taliban. the result was that afghanistan faced the real prospect that the taliban would take over large parts of the country, which ultimately would have strengthened al qaeda's hand and provided it again with a safe haven from which to plan attacks on our homeland. in short, in mid-2009, i think there was a real risk that the mission in afghanistan might very well fail. t
after began security forces can get a head start pledging their allegiance to the taliban. >> green and blue on attacks is likely to increase as the date to withdrawal draws closer. taliban attacks may diminish. why should the taliban take risks when they know we're leaving. it's more for the afghan national army personnel who want to show their loyalty. >> reporter: leon panetta says the taliban is trying to undermine our trust in afghan security forces and the chairman of joint chief of staffs says it won't work. >> one commander says insider attacks is affronted with their honor and culture and their faith. as for us, we are adapted go to changes in that threat, as well. that is what professional militaries do. >> the number of deaths from insider attacks has written from 35 last year and 53 this year so far. even as both sides are working hard to stop them with americans beefing up security on joint missions and afghans doing more background checks on recruits. >> heather: thank you peter. >> gregg: back on the bench, tomorrow the u.s. supreme court picks up where it left off th
's attacks desperate. >>> a new video shows taliban fighters preparing for an attack. two american marines died in the fight to repel the attackers. bob orr has the report. >> reporter: insurgents wearing what appear to be u.s. military uniforms are shown cutti through a chain link fence, a tactic used in the assault. another scene shows enemy fighters in an operational planning session. one of the commanders uses a describe the location of ches to aircraft and fortification on the british run air base. in great detail, the leader describes how the attackers will split into three teams, each with specific target assignments. and the tape contains messages, last wills of some of the fighters who clearly didn't expect to survive the assault. this man, speaking in english, accuses the united states of attacking islam. >> you come to afghanistan to commit cruelty to muslims. we are not terrorists. >> reporter: the september 14th nighttime raid was the most destructive enemy attack in the decade-long afghanistan war. 15 insurgents armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades destr
their allegiance to the taliban. >> the green on blue attacks are likely to increase as the date for the withdrawal grows closer and the taliban attacks, if anything, may diminish. why should the taliban take risks when they know we're leaving. it's more for the afghan national army of course now who want to show their loyalty to taliban. >> the defense secretary leon panetta says the taliban is trying to undermine our trust and joint chiefs of staff says that won't work. >> and one army commander told me insider attacks are an affront to their honor, at odds with their culture. as for us, we are adapting to changes in that threat as well. that's what professional militaries do. >> reporter: the number of deaths from insiders attacks has risen dramatic from 20, two years ago to 35 last year and 53 this year so far, even as both sides are working hard to stop them with beefing up security on joint missions and ante up background checks on recruits. >> harris: thank you. we've heard them speak about each other and now they'll speak to each other and the nation of course. what's at steak at the debat
with the taliban. the "times" reports american officials are essentially giving up on what was once a critical component of their strategy in afghanistan. they're opting for a far less ambitious plan that would have the afghans work out a deal among themselves once u.s. combat troops withdraw by the end of 2014. richard engel has been covering the conflict for nearly 11 years and filed this report from the afghan capital. >> reporter: this woman is about to die. executed for adultery. the man she was with got off scot-free, the taliban recently filmed this video of their justice as a warning and to say they're making a comeback. some 30 miles away in the village, we saw few signs of what the u.s. would consider progress in afghanistan and no evidence that the american plan to hand over to a credible, stable afghan government will work. these village elders tell me once u.s. troops leave, a civil war will begin and u.s.-trained afghan forces will not be able to stop it. >> are you preparing for this fight? are you already stockpiling weapons and ammunition and getting yourself ready? yes, we ar
. and they are also a sign of, i believe taliban december i ration. the fact is in the last several fighting seasonses since the surge the taliban has not been able to gain territory and hold it. they have been losing it. it is an a tactic to try to break the wealth of the coalition. and in many indications, a cases they aren't taliban at all. they are disgruntled folks of ptsd. there are a lots of different explanations. it's a tragic and very upsetting when the things happen. but they are a tiny, tiny, tiny fraction percentage of the overall intersections that are happening which are keeping us on track towards the transition timeline. >> now, i think we need to be cautious about overlearning from any of these incidents. we don't have enough distance and evening of the events that occurred over the last couple of weeks to draw conclusions about what it means. but i would question is the assumption on the other side. they completely understand this complex real any a way that is immune from the understanding of democrat and had only they be in charge everything would have been fine. it's noter clear
. it accomplished the primary objectives of reversing the taliban's momentum on the battlefield and dramatically increased the size and capability of the afghan national security forces. to fully understand the impact of the surge, i think it is a good thing to remind ourselves where things stood in mid-2009. at that time, the momentum was clearly on the side of the taliban. the insurgency was steadily retaking key parts of afghanistan. any time that the -- that our forces would clear an area and then leave, it was immediately taken back by the taliban. there were no areas that were transitioned, mainly because the afghan national security forces were not capable to provide security on their own or counter the taliban. the result was that afghanistan faced the real prospect that the taliban would take over large parts of the country, which ultimately would have strengthened al qaeda's hand and provided it again with a safe haven from which to plan attacks on our homeland. in short, in mid-2009, i think there was a real risk that the mission in afghanistan might very well fail. thanks to the effo
video u.s. officials described as deplorable and disgusting. u.s. marines yur rating on dead taliban fighters and posing for pictures the corpses. two staff sergeants were charged in that incident for failing to supervise the junior troops. three other marines have already been punished in that case. >>> an update to the sexual hazing story we told you about yesterday. four students at a high school in southern california briefly taken into custody on suspicion of assaulting four younger soccer players. they were cited and released friday as the d.a.'s office investigated if any adults might have been involveded in this. the players were reportedly beaten with a stick, possibly aafta javelin and in one case, the stick was used to allegedly sodomize one of them. their coach is on leave now. >> awful. >>> a giant panda cub dies. the initial test reveals that the newborn which was six days old and weighed just four ounces, the cub was not crushed by the mother. the mother still cradles a toy in her den, a sign she's not transition from her mothering role. >>> next hour we'll talk to drd
aspects. the current deputy leader if the taliban is a former gitmo detainee. there is no credible picture although he was chosen because he was young, in his late 30's and a hardened fighter. he joined the taliban in 1995 and was the first detainee at g boy. his number there was number 8, having spent five years at gitmo, a federal law enforcement force said there is real concern that someone like him has recommitted to the taliban's cause but also brings with him a new understanding of the way americans think and the way the american system works. >>shepard: thank you from washington, dc, catherine. >> federal jets every day, packed full of passengers, come close to colliding before take off or after landing. reports are now showing that sometimes the crashes are only prevented by luck. what happens when you are still on the ground at the airport? we have staggering numbers. that is ahead. whoa, look at all those toys. insuring that stuff must be a pain. nah, he's probably got... [ dennis' voice ] allstate. they can bundle all your policies together. lot of paperwork. actually... [ denni
. helping the taliban with logistics and funding. the courts here say he and four other british-based terror suspects should be extradited. >> there is no question that he is a dangerous man. that successive government have been trying to remove him. that's why i welcome the decision of the men who question he should be extradited to the united states. >> the holdup was they needed to determine he would not be inhumanely treated if sent to united states. he kept filing for appeals. said to have been key aides of bin laden. in response to extra division ruling, some jihadist website called for u.k. to be punis punished. they could be on their way to states in a matter of weeks but as the story has been full of legal twists and turns, those awaiting them at the department of justice won't breathe a sigh of relief until terror suspects are wheels up. >> bret: amy, thank you. obama administration has recently made public a new list of prisoners cleared for release or transfer from the terrorist detention facility at guantanamo bay, cuba. apparently having served time there is becoming for insurg
the taliban miscalculate the situation if they think their situation will be better by the end of 2014. they will be faced with a very strong and capable afghan security force. >> rose: we continue by looking at a new project in brooklyn, it's a basketball arena and a development. it brought together interesting people, including mikhail prokhorov and irina prok rovea his sister, bruce ratner the developer and karen brooks hop hopkins. >> i think the barkley center is in keeping with the spirit of brooklyn. >> wh n what way? >> it's like very energetic and you know in the history there were a lot of claims to change urban landscapes just ifill tow and we do remember that the eiffel tower, we can't imagine paris without it and i think it's just a matter of getting used to it. >> rose: nato and brooklyn when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: anders fogh rasmussen is here, he is the secretary general of nato, he was the prime minister of denmark for eight years before assuming his current post in 2009
including three nato troops were killed in a suicide bombing just this morning. the taliban claiming responsibility for that attack it following a grim milestone over the weekend where the killing of an american serviceman late saturday pushed the total number of u.s. military deaths in s is in the war to 2000. nbc is live in kabul with the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. three more americans, according to afghan officials were killed today in that attack that you mentioned. apparently a suicide bomber joined an american patrol. the three americans were killed along with an interpreter they were using and 12 afghans, that includes 12 afghan soldiers and civilians. the taliban did claim responsibility for that attack. over the weekend, an american civilian was killed in an attack, when afghan soldiers fired upon them, they then fired back upon the afghans killing at least three afghan soldiers this weekend. that milestone you mentioned, willie, that's 2,000 this weekend that died within afghanistan, but we've reached that 2,000 level months before, including
for a peace deal with the taliban. what is next for us inside the war-torn country? jennifer griffin is here to break down the details. plus, on the eve of the first presidential debate both president obama and governor mitt romney are hard at work on their final preps. we'll have an update from the campaign trail next. gregg: there are plans to hold peace talk with the taliban and they've now collapsed, this as nato commander's try to find a new way to boost stability in the region as forces begin to head home. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has the details from the pentagon. how seriously did the u.s. military take these peace talks with the taliban. >> not very. this was essentially a state-department-led idea from with some backing from the white house and the president's national security advisers over at the white house when richard holbrooke was still alive as ambassador and envoy to pakistan he backed the idea because many military commander's believed you could not shoot yourself out of this war, out of the war in afghanistan. the pentagon also never believed that
.n. says they are likely to continue to the afghan troops can pledge their allegiance to the taliban. >> i'm afraid given the withdrawal target that the green on blue attacks are actually likely to increase as the date for the withdrawal grows closer and the taliban attacks if anything may diminish. why should the taliban take risks when they know we are leaving. it is more for the afghan national army personnel who want to show their loyalty to taliban. >> the defense secretary says the taliban is trying to destroy our trust in the afghan security forces but the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said that strategy won't work. >> as one afghan army commander told me insider attacks are an affront to their honor, at odds with their culture and their faith. as for us, we are adapting to changes in that threat as well. that is what professional militaries do. and we are doing it in a way that ensures we continue to be able to partner. the taliban is clearly trying to split us apart. but it won't work. >> reporter: military officials say that sometimes these insider attacks are carried out
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